Julia Griffin is senior coordinator of digital video at PBS NewsHour where she oversees the daily production of video content for the organization’s website and social media platforms. She is also the lead producer of the NewsHour Shares broadcast series.
In her time at NewsHour, Griffin has covered scientific discoveries, artistic achievements, natural disasters, foreign conflicts, economic losses and gains, battles on Capitol Hill and presidential campaigns. She studied marine biology, psychology and dance at Duke University, has a master's degree from U.C. Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and is an alumni of the NBA’s Washington Wizards’ dance team. Griffin and her family live in Virginia.
Julia’s Recent Stories
Arts Feb 18PHOTOS: After 500 years, Raphael’s tapestries return to the Sistine Chapel
Twelve tapestries by Renaissance master Raphael are back on display in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, nearly five centuries since they were last shown in the space together.
Nation Sep 23Seniors unleash their inner adrenaline junkie with this nonprofit’s help
To inspire and embolden seniors to stay active, the nonprofit My Jump grants wishes like the chance to skydive, ride in the Goodyear blimp or drive a race car. There are less pulse-racing requests too, like vow renewals, first-time train…
Arts Jul 02Drag Queen Story Hour offers a different kind of page-turner
Children’s story hours are intended to instill a love of reading in young kids. But one reading program also seeks to spread messages about self-love, acceptance of others and appreciation of diversity: Drag Queen Story Hour, a national organization that…
Politics May 24WATCH: Trump tweeted a misleading video of Nancy Pelosi. Here’s the real thing
President Donald Trump used Twitter on Thursday to spread a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which her normal pauses and stutters have been edited together to make her appear to stumble.
Science Mar 14Deep dish or New York style? How pi can solve your pizza order
Math can solve your eternal questions of ordering pizza and explain why folding your pizza is always the strongest move.
Science Jan 18Giant ice disk forms in Maine river, enthralling residents
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an unusual phenomenon has appeared in a river in Westbrook, Maine: A giant ice disk that spans about 100 yards across and spins counter-clockwise. The disk is a natural although uncommon occurrence…
Politics Jan 04The many ways the shutdown is stopping vital services and research
As the shutdown enters a possible third week, it is furthering straining thousands of furloughed federal workers who have gone without pay.
Health Jan 01Forget the crash diet. These 6 New Year’s resolutions are better for your health
These ideas can improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing in 2019.
Arts Dec 28Not much lives in the Dead Sea — but this artist’s work comes out of it
The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean and nearly devoid of life. In summer, temperatures surrounding its southern basin regularly top 100 degrees. Yet it serves as studio for Israeli artist Sigalit Ethel Landau, who submerges…
Science Dec 17How long do cold and flu viruses stay contagious on public surfaces?
These pathogens don’t actually last for days or weeks outside the body, but you should still be proactive in protecting yourself from their spread.